Hip Dislocation and Fracture Claims in Florida Car Accident Cases
In any motor vehicle accident, serious injuries may occur. This may be true even if the motor vehicle accident occurs at a low rate of speed or does not otherwise appear to be a major crash. In reality, it does not take a great amount of force to cause injury to the human body. Therefore, after a motor vehicle accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately and consult with a Florida personal injury attorney.
Hip injuries, such as dislocations and fractures, are especially common in motor vehicle accidents. Hip fractures may occur as a result of trauma to the hip itself or to other parts of the body. For example, if the knees slam into the dashboard, the hip may snap due to the force. With a hip dislocation, the accident victim may actually feel the hip pop out of place.
Both hip fractures and hip dislocations require immediate medical attention.
Many hip fractures require surgery to repair the injury. In fact, many accident victims must have screws or other devices implanted into the hip or leg bones to resume proper hip function. With a hip dislocation, weeks or even months of physical therapy may be necessary. These medical costs are clearly expensive and burdensome for accident victims.
However, Florida accident victims are entitled to compensation when they are injured. When a negligent driver causes an accident, that driver and his insurance company may be required to pay the accident victim’s damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs.
Florida personal injury attorneys help accident victims obtain compensation to cover all of the expenses they face after being injured in a crash. Without an attorney, these victims may settle their claims for far too little money.